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Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

04 Nov 2020

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

Amit Shah orders CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products

13 May 2020

Amit Shah orders CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products

All canteens of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) across India will sell only indigenous goods from June 1, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.

Claiming he put explosives at Mangaluru Airport, man surrenders

22 Jan 2020

Claiming he put explosives at Mangaluru Airport, man surrenders

This morning, a man identified as Aditya Rao, surrendered before Bengaluru police, claiming he put a bag of explosives at Mangaluru International Airport on Monday.

"Born as dog, retired as soldier," CISF felicitates dog commandos

20 Nov 2019

"Born as dog, retired as soldier," CISF felicitates dog commandos

For the first time in its history, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) unit attached to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) organized a function to felicitate its dog commandos, upon retirement.

Delhi: Bag suspected to carry RDX, contained chocolates, toys

02 Nov 2019

Delhi: Bag suspected to carry RDX, contained chocolates, toys

A suspicious bag, that escalated security threat and triggered a situation of panic at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Friday morning, actually turned out to be just another unclaimed property containing some clothes and other items of personal use.

Since 2016, Delhi Metro passengers have left Rs. 2.8cr cash

02 Sep 2019

Since 2016, Delhi Metro passengers have left Rs. 2.8cr cash

Every year, several Delhi Metro passengers leave their belongings behind inside trains or station premises, which are collected by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deployed across the network.

India's first woman DGP, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passes away

27 Aug 2019

India's first woman DGP, Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya passes away

Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, India's first woman Director General of Police (DGP), passed away late last night in Mumbai, following a long illness. She was 72.

This Commissioner mentored aspirants for 'Police Forces' exam over WhatsApp

23 Aug 2019

This Commissioner mentored aspirants for 'Police Forces' exam over WhatsApp

For five years, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat has been going beyond the call of duty to coach civil services aspirants.

Amit Shah might unfurl tricolor in Srinagar on Independence Day

13 Aug 2019

Amit Shah might unfurl tricolor in Srinagar on Independence Day

After scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and integrating the state into the Republic of India, it seems the Centre has other plans for the region on the upcoming occasion of Independence Day.

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

08 Mar 2019

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

Passengers travelling via air, both domestic and international, might have to pay more for their tickets soon, as Passenger Service Fee (PSF) is due for an increase.

Soon, passengers can leave and re-enter airport if flight's delayed

06 Jan 2019

Soon, passengers can leave and re-enter airport if flight's delayed

A new proposal under consideration might allow fliers to leave the airport if their flights are delayed, and return to board them without any hassles.

Soon, robotic dogs could replace CISF's security dogs at airports

04 Dec 2018

Soon, robotic dogs could replace CISF's security dogs at airports

While the CISF currently uses dogs - German Shepherds, Labradors, and Belgian Malinois - for airport security, that could soon be a thing of the past.

#TerrorAlert: JeM terror plans intercepted, Delhi on high alert

17 Nov 2018

#TerrorAlert: JeM terror plans intercepted, Delhi on high alert

On Saturday, the national capital was put on high alert after intelligence agencies came across messages detailing attack plans in a WhatsApp group believed to be run by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

Chhattisgarh: Maoists blow bus in Dantewada, kill four people

08 Nov 2018

Chhattisgarh: Maoists blow bus in Dantewada, kill four people

In a gruesome incident, Maoists blew up a bus in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Thursday, killing 4 people, including one security personnel.

Delhi airport: Two women arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs.42L

07 Nov 2018

Delhi airport: Two women arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs.42L

On Tuesday, two women travelling to Mumbai from Delhi were apprehended by airport security at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for trying to smuggle gold worth Rs. 42 lakh in a shoe.

Passenger molests IndiGo air hostess, abuses her when reprimanded

18 Oct 2018

Passenger molests IndiGo air hostess, abuses her when reprimanded

A 28-year-old passenger has been arrested for allegedly molesting a female flight attendant on board a Bengaluru-bound IndiGo plane before its departure from the Mumbai airport.

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

08 Oct 2018

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.

Man held with country-made pistol in Delhi Metro station

25 Sep 2018

Man held with country-made pistol in Delhi Metro station

A 25-year-old man has been apprehended at a Delhi Metro station for allegedly carrying a country-made pistol in his bag, officials said today.

Woman triggers explosion by throwing power bank in Delhi airport

30 Aug 2018

Woman triggers explosion by throwing power bank in Delhi airport

In a bizarre incident, a 56-year-old woman was detained at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport after she threw a power bank in agitation and it exploded.

Chinese national held at Delhi airport for entering with fake-ticket

20 Aug 2018

Chinese national held at Delhi airport for entering with fake-ticket

A Chinese man was apprehended at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi for allegedly using a fake ticket to enter the terminal area, a senior official said today.

Security-check without "security-checked": New policy in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru airports

26 Jul 2018

Security-check without "security-checked": New policy in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru airports

Next time your boarding pass isn't stamped "security checked", don't fret! This might be a new policy in place.

CRPF to get 100 new bulletproof vehicles for heightened security

21 Mar 2018

CRPF to get 100 new bulletproof vehicles for heightened security

To provide soldiers better security during commute to operation sites and camps, the Indian government is purchasing 141 medium bulletproof vehicles (MBPVs) for the central paramilitary forces.

Air-passengers can now track lost-and-found items on UMANG app

20 Mar 2018

Air-passengers can now track lost-and-found items on UMANG app

Lost your items at an airport in India? Well now, you can register the complaint of lost property at airports across India and track the status through the UMANG app.

Delhi: Drunk woman denied metro entry, CISF-personnel drop her safely

14 Mar 2018

Delhi: Drunk woman denied metro entry, CISF-personnel drop her safely

A drunk woman was dropped home on Monday night by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel posted at a Delhi metro station after she was denied permission to board a train.

CISF to offer anti-terror consultancy services to five-star hotels

10 Mar 2018

CISF to offer anti-terror consultancy services to five-star hotels

In a bid to counter future instances of terror attacks like the 26/11 attack, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is offering anti-terror consultancy services to five-star hotels.

Over 27,000 personnel left CAPFs in last 3 years: Govt

06 Mar 2018

Over 27,000 personnel left CAPFs in last 3 years: Govt

The government at the Centre on Tuesday informed the Parliament that over 27,000 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have either resigned or taken voluntary retirement in the last three years owing to various reasons.

CRPF urges govt. not to take away VIP security duties

27 Dec 2017

CRPF urges govt. not to take away VIP security duties

India's Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paramilitary force has requested the government not to stop it from conducting VIP duties.

Taj Mahal controversy continues: Now "Shiv Aarti" performed there

15 Dec 2017

Taj Mahal controversy continues: Now "Shiv Aarti" performed there

The Taj Mahal controversy continues unabated. Now, Taj witnessed high drama after two men decided to perform Shiv aarti inside the monument. A video of this incident also surfaced.

#Demonetization: One year on, here's looking at India in numbers

11 Nov 2017

#Demonetization: One year on, here's looking at India in numbers

It's been a year since PM Narendra Modi discarded the currency notes of denominations Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000. A lot has happened since then.

Boarding passes might soon become a thing of the past

17 Sep 2017

Boarding passes might soon become a thing of the past

After doing away with the hand baggage tagging system in around a dozen airports, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is now planning to do away with boarding passes.

Hand baggage screening to end at four more airports

09 Sep 2017

Hand baggage screening to end at four more airports

Four more airports have been added to the "tagless travel" list- Calicut, Coimbatore, Indore and Vadodara- taking the number of such airports to 17.

CISF, world's 'best airport security', misses 'explosives' at Delhi's IGIA

13 Jul 2017

CISF, world's 'best airport security', misses 'explosives' at Delhi's IGIA

About ten days after the Central Industrial Security Force was named the 'best airport security' in the world for its services at the Delhi Airport, reports have emerged that a dummy explosive managed to pass through at least two layers of security at the same airport.

CISF gets 'best airport security award for Delhi's IGI Airport

03 Jul 2017

CISF gets 'best airport security award for Delhi's IGI Airport

The Central Industrial Security Force has been named the 'best airport security' by the World Quality Congress for its services at the Delhi Airport.

Handbag stamping at six more domestic airports to stop

29 May 2017

Handbag stamping at six more domestic airports to stop

From June 1, six more airports at Chennai, Guwahati, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna and Trivandrum will be exempt from security checking of handbags.

As security becomes pricier, flights get costlier

07 May 2017

As security becomes pricier, flights get costlier

Looking at the increasing security threats, the Centre has decided to requisite the services of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to guard India's 98 airports. This will mean that flyers will have to pay more as airfares will increase with an imminent hike in passenger security fee (PSF).

HC raps Delhi Metro, CISF after deaf-mute girl goes missing

28 Apr 2017

HC raps Delhi Metro, CISF after deaf-mute girl goes missing

The Delhi High Court slammed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after a 19-year-old deaf and mute girl, Sunita, went missing from the Adarsh Nagar metro station.

Delhi: NDMC gets SC nod for auctioning Taj Mansingh hotel

20 Apr 2017

Delhi: NDMC gets SC nod for auctioning Taj Mansingh hotel

The Supreme Court allowed the North Delhi Municipal Corporation to e-auction Taj Mansingh Hotel, the five-star run by Tata Group firm Indian Hotel Company Ltd (IHCL).

Delhi engineer developing hybrid plane in USA

06 Apr 2017

Delhi engineer developing hybrid plane in USA

A mechanical engineer from IIT-Delhi, Ashish Kumar, is currently developing hybrid airplanes in the United States of America and wants to sell the same in India for 1,100-km-long regional flights by early 2020s.

Delhi Metro security wary after Metro blast in Russia

04 Apr 2017

Delhi Metro security wary after Metro blast in Russia

After an explosion in a Russian subway train claimed 10 lives on Monday, security at the Delhi Metro has been heightened.

Traffic penalties to go cashless in Bengaluru

03 Apr 2017

Traffic penalties to go cashless in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru traffic police is spending Rs. 10crore in order to enable cashless-payment of penalties.